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Selections for 2000

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Oklahoma Proven is a plant promotion program coordinated by faculty in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Oklahoma State University. The goal of the program is to recommend plants well-adapted for use across Oklahoma.

 

 

Tree for 2000

Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichum

This large Oklahoma native will lose its leaves in the fall after turning a russet or coppery-bronze and can easily grow to 70’ high with a 30’ spread. Tolerant of both wet and dry soils, Bald Cypress makes an outstanding specimen, street tree, or pond-side grove.

  • Sun exposure: Full
  • Soil: Well-drained to flood tolerant
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 4

 

 

 

Shrub for 2000

‘Magic Carpet’ Spirea

Spiraea japonica 'Magic Carpet'

‘Magic Carpet’ Spirea is a new compact cultivar from England with dark pink flowers and reddish shoots bearing gold-tinged young foliage in spring. This shrub will remain compact, making it perfect for mixed borders, rock gardens, or small-scale landscapes.

  • Sun exposure: Full
  • Soil: Moist, well-drained
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 4

 

 

 

Perennial for 2000

Homestead Purple Verbena

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Homestead Purple’s deep purple flowers and trailing habit make it perfect for hanging baskets, as a ground cover, or as the foreground of a mixed border. This North American native will bloom from spring to frost, slowing down only slightly during the hottest months.

  • Sun exposure: Full
  • Soil: Moist, well-drained
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 4

 

 

 

Annual for 2000

Fan Flower

Scaevola aemula

Fan Flower is an evergreen tropical used as an annual in temperate climates. This low-growing plant carpets the ground with flowers all season long when grown in full sun. It prefers a moist, well-drained soil but is quite drought tolerant once established.

  • Sun exposure: Full
  • Soil: Moist, well-drained
  • Hardiness: Use as an annual